Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cherry Buds in Oil (Yum)

These wonderful Rainier cherry blossoms are fun to paint in oils. This isn't finished but I am enjoying the pattern of the bright white against the dark background. I am working from a photo that I took three days ago and all the buds on the tree have opened since then. It helps that we have a fabulous summer-like day with temps in the high 70s (mid 20s c). Driving around the city (taking my daughter to her dance lesson and my son to a sleep-over in a tree house) I could see that the sun had brought out crowds of people and the gardens were bursting with pent up exuberance. Finally finally it is spring...maybe even summer?